Grimpoteuthis,

Amon, Diva J, Ziegler, Amanda F, Drazen, Jeffrey C, Grischenko, Andrei V, Leitner, Astrid B, Lindsay, Dhugal J, Voight, Janet R, Wicksten, Mary K, Young, Craig M & Smith, Craig R, 2017, Megafauna of the UKSRL exploration contract area and eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean: Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Ctenophora, Mollusca, Biodiversity Data Journal 5, pp. 14598-14598: 14598

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scientific name

Grimpoteuthis
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cf. Grimpoteuthis morphospecies 

cf. Grimpoteuthis morphospecies  In the "Atlas of Abyssal Megafauna Morphotypes of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone" created for the ISA (http://ccfzatlas.com/), this morphospecies is listed as " Grimpoteuthis  morphotype".

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; individualCount: 1; behavior: Swimming; occurrenceStatus: present; preparations: Imaged only; Taxon: taxonConceptID: cf. Grimpoteuthis morphospecies; scientificName: Grimpoteuthis sp.; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Mollusca; class: Cephalopoda; order: Octopoda; family: Opisthoteuthidae ; genus: Grimpoteuthis; taxonRank: genus; scientificNameAuthorship: Robson, 1932; Location: waterBody: Pacific Ocean; stateProvince: Clarion-Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration contract area (UK-1) ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum B; maximumDepthInMeters: 4249; locationRemarks: RV Thompson Cruise TN319; decimalLatitude: 12.4983; decimalLongitude: -116.6453; geodeticDatum: WGS84; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 25; Identification: identifiedBy: Janet Voight, Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; dateIdentified: 2015; identificationReferences: http://tolweb.org/Cirrata/20086; identificationRemarks: Identified only from imagery; identificationQualifier: cf.; Event: samplingProtocol: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle; eventDate: 2015-03-03; eventTime: 22:05; habitat: Abyssal polymetallic-nodule field; fieldNumber: Dive 5 (AV05); Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: UHM; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: HumanObservationGoogleMaps  Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; individualCount: 1; behavior: Swimming; occurrenceStatus: present; preparations: Imaged only; Taxon: taxonConceptID: cf. Grimpoteuthis morphospecies; scientificName: Grimpoteuthis sp.; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Mollusca; class: Cephalopoda; order: Octopoda; family: Opisthoteuthidae ; genus: Grimpoteuthis; taxonRank: genus; scientificNameAuthorship: Robson, 1932; Location: waterBody: Pacific Ocean; stateProvince: Clarion-Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration contract area (UK-1) ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum B; maximumDepthInMeters: 4253; locationRemarks: RV Thompson Cruise TN319; decimalLatitude: 12.5012; decimalLongitude: -116.6500; geodeticDatum: WGS84; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 25; Identification: identifiedBy: Janet Voight, Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; dateIdentified: 2015; identificationReferences: http://tolweb.org/Cirrata/20086; identificationRemarks: Identified only from imagery; identificationQualifier: cf.; Event: samplingProtocol: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle; eventDate: 2015-03-04; eventTime: 3:56; habitat: Abyssal polymetallic-nodule field; fieldNumber: Dive 5 (AV05); Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: UHM; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: HumanObservationGoogleMaps  Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; individualCount: 1; behavior: On seafloor; occurrenceStatus: present; preparations: Imaged only; Taxon: taxonConceptID: cf. Grimpoteuthis morphospecies; scientificName: Grimpoteuthis sp.; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Mollusca; class: Cephalopoda; order: Octopoda; family: Opisthoteuthidae ; genus: Grimpoteuthis; taxonRank: genus; scientificNameAuthorship: Robson, 1932; Location: waterBody: Pacific Ocean; stateProvince: Clarion-Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration contract area (UK-1) ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum B; maximumDepthInMeters: 4209; locationRemarks: RV Thompson Cruise TN319; decimalLatitude: 12.5720; decimalLongitude: -116.7349; geodeticDatum: WGS84; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 25; Identification: identifiedBy: Janet Voight, Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; dateIdentified: 2015; identificationReferences: http://tolweb.org/Cirrata/20086; identificationRemarks: Identified only from imagery; identificationQualifier: cf.; Event: samplingProtocol: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle; eventDate: 2015-03-09; eventTime: 7:42; habitat: Abyssal polymetallic-nodule field; fieldNumber: Dive 6 (AV06); Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: UHM; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: HumanObservationGoogleMaps  Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; individualCount: 1; behavior: On seafloor; occurrenceStatus: present; preparations: Imaged only; Taxon: taxonConceptID: cf. Grimpoteuthis morphospecies; scientificName: Grimpoteuthis sp.; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Mollusca; class: Cephalopoda; order: Octopoda; family: Opisthoteuthidae ; genus: Grimpoteuthis; taxonRank: genus; scientificNameAuthorship: Robson, 1932; Location: waterBody: Pacific Ocean; stateProvince: Clarion-Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration contract area (UK-1) ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum B; maximumDepthInMeters: 4224; locationRemarks: RV Thompson Cruise TN319; decimalLatitude: 12.5879; decimalLongitude: -116.7167; geodeticDatum: WGS84; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 25; Identification: identifiedBy: Janet Voight, Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; dateIdentified: 2015; identificationReferences: http://tolweb.org/Cirrata/20086; identificationRemarks: Identified only from imagery; identificationQualifier: cf.; Event: samplingProtocol: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle; eventDate: 2015-03-09; eventTime: 9:44; habitat: Abyssal polymetallic-nodule field; fieldNumber: Dive 6 (AV06); Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: UHM; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: HumanObservationGoogleMaps 

Notes

Octopod with moderate-sized paired fins emerging from lateral mantle, simple interbrachial web, often two-toned with light mantle, darker arms/web, and two rows of cirri lateral to arm suckers. Arms often held nearly straight. Often seen near or on the seafloor.

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